Neurocognitive Impairment in Children and Adolescents With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Please answer the test questions below

1. How many children and adolescents are affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the United States?

  1. Fewer than 1000
  2. 2000-5000
  3. 5000-10,000
  4. 15,000-20,000
2. Which of the following best describes the likely frequency of neurocognitive impairment among children and adolescents with SLE?

  1. 12%
  2. 25%
  3. 33%
  4. 59%
3. The number of neurons and synapses in the human brain is most likely to peak at which of the following ages?

  1. One year
  2. Two years
  3. Five years
  4. Twelve years

4. Which of the following test batteries has been validated for pediatric screening for neurocognitive impairment in SLE?

  1. Mini-Mental State Examination
  2. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
  3. 21-item Cognitive Symptoms Inventory questionnaire
  4. None of the above

5. Which of the following radiologic tests has yet to be studied for utility in children or adolescents with SLE?

  1. Magnetization transfer imaging (MTI)
  2. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  3. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  4. Positron emission tomography (PET)

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